Say Cheese and Win!

Let’s face it: it happens to us all. You go red wine tasting and suddenly you notice that your companions’ smiles are not so … pearly any more. In fact, their teeth have turned various shades of purple and it’s not an altogether pretty sight. To make things worse, from looking at them, you just know that you too have joined the purple brigade.

Although your natural instinct may be to rush off to the bathroom and attack that purple-grey coating with a toothbrush, important advice from an oral hygienist is not to do so. “Red wine has a high level of acidity, making your teeth more vulnerable to abrasion. Brushing within less than 30 minutes of drinking red wine puts you at risk of damaging your enamel.”

So what to do? First of all, don’t stress – the stains are not permanent and can easily be remedied. A simple solution is to swirl some water, or better still, a sip or two of white wine in your mouth. Research has also shown that eating a protein such as cheese while enjoying your wine could create a kind of barrier.

Here’s my suggestion: when visiting Creation, sample our reds to your heart’s content. Then sip a glass or two of our crisp Chardonnay accompanied by our scrumptious cheese platter – and keep smiling!


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In just over one hour, BriteSmile safely and gently delivers your best smile that lasts for years. Performed by a dental practitioner BriteSmile uses a patented soft blue light, not a laser, to whiten your teeth by an average of 8.5 shades. Licensed and trained dental professionals* will ensure that you are comfortable while your teeth are whitened to their optimal natural whiteness. Clinically proven to be safe for your teeth it even improves the health of your gums.

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